Napping Man Charged With Murder
August 30, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Pa., Aug. 30 (UPI) — Police said Tuesday a man accused of murder took a nap in his allege victim’s apartment after strangling the man in Clifton Heights, Pa.
Quy Pham had gone home with the alleged victim, Thomas Hoban, after they met at a bar Saturday night. Pham says the two started fighting when Hoban threatened to kill him, and claimed he acted in self defense, the Philadelphia Daily News reported.
Clifton Heights Police Chief Walter Senkow said Pham — who was intoxicated at the time — shoved his fingers up Hoban’s nose during the fight, covering himself in blood.
Police said Pham called 911 three times but told dispatchers he didn’t know his location — and then took a nap on the floor of Hoban’s apartment.
Police said Pham told officers when they arrived at the scene, “I killed him, I had to protect myself.”